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to be preempting a fed taper. >> it was a program started under bush, continued under obama, and it is been brought down. i don't know what the right number of weeks is. but i do know that the 1.3 million american people who are getting unemployment benefits, having that stuff, is bad politics and that policy. was going to interview nelson mandela. a got canceled. i was brokenhearted. i am even more brokenhearted now. that was what was really fun. everyone lay claim to him. he was one of those leaders. >> we did learn this evening that president obama did speak by phone with nelson mandela's widow. we are learning from the associated press that at least three american presidents will forel to south africa memorial services. they will travel next week to pay their respects. they will be joined on air force one i former president george w. bush and laura bush. they gracefully accepted the invitation from the obama's. former president bill clinton also saying he planned to travel to south africa. as we leave you this evening, a look at the iconic empire state building in new york city lit up in the co
it? on a mass scale for years under the obama administration nothing happened. judge napolitano: illegal for the present to bomb libya and kill gaddafi. stuart: would be illegal? would you declare war? judge napolitano: everything -- stuart: formal declaration of war. judge napolitano: killing? yes. spying? no. you need a search warrant. you needed declaration of war. the nsa doesn't kill but the nsa spies. lawful search warrants, it gets general warrant, the general warrant like british soldiers had, the bearer may go where he wishes for whatever you wants but the fourth amendment requires everyone specifically describe a person to be seen as a place to be searched. general warrants are unconstitutional. even for as you call them -- stuart: when you agree that there is debate on the issue? if a general search warrant is unconstitutional or not? it is not cut and dried. you are not automatically right because you say. judge napolitano: not i who was saying that but the constitution saying it. stuart: your interpretation of the constitution. judge napolitano: the meaning of the w
impact." but under president obama, america's spending more money on education than any other nation in the world. also, taxes have been going up. and we have record debt. but the left wants more spending and even higher taxes. simply put, the big government spending machine has not helped the economy very much. but again, liberal theory trumps results. >> the idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on earth is heartbreaking enough, but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. >> well, it certainly offends me. if children are not getting a good education or do not have proper health care, i'm offended. but you cannot bankrupt the entire nation on some ideological quest for income equality. in a capitalistic system, that's impossible. a "wall street journal" editorial yesterday was blunt -- "mr. obama returned to his favorite theme of rising income inequality. he ought to know since few presidents h
are putting the affordable care act under the microcope. >> reporter: president obama discussed the economy in washington while pushing his campaign to get americans to sign up for the affordable care act. >> 3 million young americans have been able to stay on their parent's plans. >> reporter: hearings on capitol hill. one, looking at the botched roll out and its effect on taxpayers. >> no one has been held accountable for spending on a website that didn't serve the american people. >> reporter: the other, looking at how patients will be effected. >> this is an enact science here and it will involve billions. >> reporter: 1 million people visited since the upgrade. supporters say it is following a path to medicare and social security. >> early set backs were resolved. critics were proved incorrect and these programs are popular with the american people. >> reporter: another worry, is the website security. a report said it may be vulinable to fraud. >>> a christmastime preddant. the man accuse -- predator. the man accused of killing a man for a playstation 4. how the victim t
there are other problems under obama care. policies have higher deductibles. the average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on health is more than $5,000. >> u-t says bob filner will be facing sense snensing today. >>> "usa today" looks at a passenger who fell asleep on his flight. he found himself locked on a cold empty plane on friday and the crew of united express express jet did not notice him during layover in houston. he called his girlfriend who called united who called him out. >> when he called his girlfriend she did not miss it. >> how do you miss a sleeping guy in a chair. >> meant to be there. i fell asleep. >> i'm left on a plane. >> that would induce panic. >> i wonder if anyone's going to lose their job. i don't know. >> no, i don't think so. >> or a girlfriend. >> better yet. that's right. >>> okay. speaking of one of our favorite royals, prince harry, your favorite charlie. >> he's my guy. >> his charity race to the south pole has been suspended. for the past week he walked with a team of wounded warriors. they were raci
enrolled. >> there is almost no possible foul up that isn't occurring to this process under obama care. people being enrolled in names that aren't theirs, having their children enrolled under their names. the cruelest irony of all is that obama care was passed on the promise it would bring insurance to the uninsured, health care to people who couldn't get it and the opposite is true. more have lost their health care that have gained it so far. the cruelest of the cruelest is some don't know. if they wind up sick, believing they're covered by health insurance find out they're no the. >> you think because of how important this program is to the president, the president's legacy and his signature program, he would be having meeting after meeting with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius to make sure we are on par, going to nail this thing. when we roll this out it's going to be a success. more scrutiny paid to how much time president obama actually devoted to meeting one on one with kathleen sebelius. peter went through these gia logs of the institute logbooks this week a
the website's ability to hold up as those who haven't been able to enroll under obama care rush to do so now, before the looming deadline. a new health insurance marketplace, meanwhile, is allowing consumers to bypass gohealth is an online portal for finding health insurance coverage. clint jones is the ceo. and he joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> what can your website do? can it enroll people in plans? >> yes, we can. we've been live now just over a week, successfully helping consumers enroll in federal marketplace plans. >> okay. so there are others, healthsure, another private sector insurance group we had on, how long did it take you to get up and running? >> working on integration a little over a year, with cms and the federal government. so now we have the ability to tap into the federal data hub to help consumers get the subsidy information so we can apply that to their premium to see what out of pocket expenses they'll face. >> this was done working with the administration to some extent? >> that is true. we've again been negotiating for about a year no
of companies in that 40-plus, going to 50, wanting to go to 75, and under obama care, this arbitrary selection of 50 now defining a large corporation doesn't fit with the entrepreneurial spirit. so in the same, you know, what do you think, yes or no, do you think we should increase beyond 50 the number of ftes that would trigger the affordable care act? i don't know if it's 100 or 150, but do you believe that 50 is too low and stifles job creation, and, therefore, we as congress should increase it to a number higher than 50? >> i think the bright line test of a certain number of people is the wrong test. you need a facts and circumstances test on who has day-to-day control. if you increase it to 50, the same thing that happens beyond -- that happens at 50 will happen beyond 50, whether there's 75, 100, 150 or 500. >> ms. bogardos? >> as for the 50-employee rule, i agree increasing it would alleviate a number of issues, but there would have to be a change to the statute itself. >> mr. winstanley? >> i think the challenge comes in that every industry can't be put in the same box. i think in the
poverty. in 1990 the government under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released nelson mandela and dismantled apartheid. president obama will travel to south africa to pay his respects to mandela ordered the flags flown at half staff. >> this morning, prince william is remembering mandela as an extraordinary and inspiring man, the duke and duchess were guests at london premiere of "mandela, a long walk to freedom," when they received wore the leader had died. rinse william expressed his sympathies as he live theater with kate and a moment silence was held after the final credits. >> musician richie was the first to tweet about the leader. when mandela made the tour of the united states in 1990 richie actually served we as his fashion stylist and was if charge of updating the look after three decades in prison. in the bay area, many petroleum -- petroleum who had the honor of seeing him in person are remembering the leader. he inspired tens of thousands during an appearance at the oakland coliseum 23 years ago. it was singing and celebration and he was here in june of 19
the "fast and furious" documents that president obama is withholding from congress under executive privilege. >> what are those documents? what do they say? what is in there that won't be turned over? >> reporter: after two transfers dodson is now working out of atf's tucson office. they tried to block it saying it would hurt morale but would eventually clear it. he said the only danger of the book is it empowers other would-be whistle blowers. >> it tells people out there you know what, you can make a decision, you can make a choice. you can say no and stand up and take a stand against the agency. and they don't want that to get out there. >> atf says it encourages anyone who sees wrongdoing to report it through the prop everyer channels but had no comment on dodson or his book. the justice department says he's free to speak out about his experiences and publish his book but is forbidden from accepting compensation for it under ethics rules. dobson says the book will be published with or without compensation. norah and charlie. >>> florida state is the new numbe
. >>> president obama launched a new campaign encouraging people to sign for coverage under the affordable health care act. the president said problems with the government website have now been fixed and the overwhelming number of people using it to register are getting good service. >> whatever comes up, we will fix it because we know that the ultimate goal, the ultimate aim is to make sure people have basic security and the foundation for the gad health that they need. >> the president -- good health they need. >> the president promised to make the new health care law work even if it took the next three years of his epidemic presidency. >> the republican chairman of the house oversight committee sent letters to 15 insurance giants asking about policy changes after the affordable care act was implemented. one of those companies is blue shield of california which says it will respond to those questions. >>> one east bay city is looking to regulate a new trend. new at 5:30, the plan for ecigarettes that is up for a vote tonight. >>> an unusual but welcome site at the airport. >>> first, the host o
-year sentence. although president obama made a plea for the pastor's release in an historic phone call to iran's new president, the white house has come under scrutiny for not negotiating his release. that of two other americans during the latest nuclear talks with iran. >>> president obama's job approval rating, that's coming up. >> we're going to do it fair and balanced. it's not just issues with obama care though that have his second term agenda in question. >> finally, friends mourning the logs of actor paul walker. as they grieve, some of his so-called fans are trying to cash in on his death. >> unbelievable. and remembering our fallen heroes. first in hawaii, then in washington, where veterans are gathering to commemorate pearl harbor. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i
. the first official tribute to nelson mandela happened on tuesday. president and michelle obama boarded air force one this morning on the way to attend the service. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will be there as well, under tight security. outside mandela's former home, crowds are pouring out their love. massive billboards are filling up with messages of gratitude for mandela, like this one in france. down here, emma says thank you for all you've done to change south africa and the rest of the world. american photographer, darrell todd wanted to capture the mood here. >> their smiling, they're dancing together, they're singing. honestly, i've only seen that in concerts at home. i've never seen it in the streets. >> reporter: likely nearly 100 reds of royalty will capture the attention. today, tourists and townships alike are having their say. johannesburg, south africa. >>> many other memorial services will be held across south africa, so that all citizens have an opportunity to pay their respects. mandela will be buried after a state funeral next saturday. >>> time magazine h
the obama administration is taking to make the college application process going a bit more smoothly. we have a link on our web site abc7 under see it on tv. college has gotten so expensive. >> that is right. a study shows because a record number of college grads are deeper in debt. >> just keeps getting worse and worse. the picture for college grads is unfortunately bleak. a study finds 71% are leaving school with debt hanging over their heads up from 68% just five years ago. and the debt is higher than ever. it's now averaging $29,000. and the final blow, 18% of grads can't find jobs they're more likely to find a job than those did who did not go to college. >>> a warning to those who use google, facebook, yahoo, twitter. hackers stolen user names and pass words of 2 million users of those sites. most owners of the accounts have been notified, however, to be safe, experts say change your pass words often, also, make sure your antivirus software is updated >> you may see picket lines around fast food restaurants, workers planning strike as cross the country to protest low wages
in washington, meantime, president obama giving the odds of achieving a long-term agreement with iran 50/50 at best. >>> meantime, the pentagon under fire tonight for its decision to buy combat helicopters made in russia. lawmakers on both sides, asking, why not made in america? here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, new questions arise as to why the pentagon chose to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of russian mi-17 helicopters, to support afghan troops, bypassing u.s. manufacturers. the defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. but the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the u.s. manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet for the afghan air force over a 20-year period. the russian deal sparking outrage in congress, as lawmakers pressed officials during defense department budget hearings in april. >> with all the tens of billions of
,000 who were successful in october, but the trouble isn't over. just 37% of people under the age of 30 are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. and though he's not exactly young, per se, president obama will be signing up through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out-of-pocket costs, though, because it will not be taxpayer subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death, officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in that tragic accident. overnight, fans gathered at a memorial to pay tribute to the fallen "fast & furious" star. walker's co-star, vin diesel, spoke to them. >> i just wanted to say thank you, thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> nbc's joe fryer has new details about the crash and just how fast the porsche might have been going. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened a
. >> the headlights are sparkling. seasonal shot. thanks, mike. president obama honors a bay area legend. >> the demolition of houston's astrodome gets under way. >> consummating a merger. the new american airlines. >>> in a december is supposed to be good for the markets. it's been as chilly as the weather. things may be thawing. >> the dow rose 200 points friday t only rise we've gotten throughout december. that was thanks to the jobs report. let me take you back before the weekend. the labor department released the november jobs report. it was much better than expected. more than 200,000 jobs added in the month that pushes the unemployment rate down to 7% t lowest it's been in five years. when you break down the data construction jobs are solid as are retail and manufacturing. government particularly the federal government actually fell, so still layoffs in government. let's check in this morning with mary thompson with cnbc with a look ahead. good morning. >> good morning to you, scott. looking ahead to the open on wall street futures now higher as the markets come off that post-jobs
present under the tree. >> maybe from the president, first lady. >> maybe santa can deliver that. >>> time for a look ahead and back. a hanukkah reception at the white house today. as in past years, president obama welcomes guests for a celebration to mark the last night of the jewish festival of lights. >>> on this day in 1933, the end of prohibition. americans were finally able to drink legally after the amendment to the constitution was repealed. >>> happy birthday to actress paula patton of the film "precious," who is 38, retired nfl quarterback jim plun ket and richard little. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching on this thursday. have a great day ahead of you. >>> good morning. it's 4:30. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. that is out of san jose where a big rig has crashed and landed on construction equipment. it's happening on southbound interstate 880 at the stevens creek boulevard off ramp. it's close to valley fair mall. bob redell is live at the scene. what does it look like out there? >> reporter: we're trying to figure out how much impact this is going to have on t
"w," years and years. this is under jim nicholson they were talking about doing this. this is not obama, and you can't have it both ways. the republicans cannot say why did we not pay attention to valid security concerns in benghazi, but now when there are valid security concerns in italy, we should disregard those and, you know, keeping a good face on having this big building. >> let's get back to charlie -- >> here's a question i have -- >> charlie, can you hear me? >> this is a good -- >> can you hear me? >> yes. >> charlie, let's play one of the things where you reverse the tape. suppose the embassy over there to the vatican got hit and it came out that they were thinking of putting it behind the protective walls of the italian embassy compound, it would have been much safer there, but they decided not to do it. who would have been blamed then? just a thought. >> right. of course. of course. consolidating is wise for security reasons, cost savings are needed everywhere. it's a no-brainer. all i'm talking about is the packaging on this. if you remember the referenm
rain and snow. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. peopl
has been under fire for not working properly. we'll tell you if the obama administration was able to meet its goal and have the website up and working smoothly by the midnight deadline. >> and investigators hope to learn what caused the train derailment in new york that killed at least four people, and injured dozens of others. we'll have the latest, coming up. >> if black friday crowds were just too much -- or black friday deals just weren't enough -- shoppers can rejoice in another big day on the retail calendar. karin caifa has tips and tricks for shopping online and with your mobile device on cyber monday, and through the rest of the season. >> cyber monday goes back to the old desktop computer. people can out how on-line and order items. to free teller said that cyber monday has not lost its luster. >> we know what it will draw. >> the retail federation says that they intend retailers will offer deals on monday. it is important to be able to separate the good deals from the great deals. >> you want to take advantage of on-line databases that are helpful and offer information
gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. federally insured banks shrank to about 6900 in the third quarter, from a high of about 18,000. many sma
story commercial building and under control. the fire broke out this morning on summer street in south boston. fire officials said that the building was under renovation but they do not know what started the fire. >> today president obama will start a new push for the health-care web site. in any event at the white house he will highlight people that he no has been actually helped by the health care reform law. the president also is expected to say that republicans want to strip away the benefits without even offering an alternative. >> now that the health-care website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting the are getting mixed success. brokers and >> the sisters in utah said that three of every four people who want to sign up for coverage on the website are succeeding within an hour of logging in. $750 and people tried to sign up yesterday double the usual and the website is serving as a health-care exchange for 36 states which did not or refused to set up their own web sites. california have their own exchange. which has also had some problems. our state exchang
. >> no questions about anybody being fired over obama care or over benghazi. do you think this will help chris matthews credibility or water under the bridge? >> people who watch his show thought it was a great interview. people who like barack obama enjoyed the interview. i don't think it helped the president. here you have him going to the home team, msnbc, had a bunch of msnbc pun departments over at the white house along withes fox's juan williams. he didn't make much news. you don't make news unless you hit major league pitching and we didn't see much of that. more like sand lot ball. >> more commentary from howard kertz. tune in at 11:00 a.m. get to see howard's interview with the man who broke the nsa scandal, glenn greenwald. howard kurtz great to see you. >> we have an inside look at women inside the rodeo. they will show anna how to ride a bull. what? who put that in. ask me what it's like to get your best night's sleep every night. [announcer] why not talk to someone who's sleeping on the most highly recommended bed in america? ask me about my tempur-pedic. ask me how fast i fall as
. >>> preparations under way for a memorial service for nelson mande mandela. it will bring dozens of world leaders including president obama to south africa. >>> in montana, jury selections starting today in the case of a new bride charged with murdering her husband just eight days after their wedding. the 22-year-old has pleaded not guilty. >>> it is sentencing day for former san diego mayor bob filner. filner resigned in august accused of sexual misconduct by nearly 20 women, expected to take a deal involving no jail time and a ban on seeking public office. >>> number five, princeton students will line up today for the first doses of meningitis b vaccine, the vaccine is not yet approved in the u.s. but the fda cleared it for use following an outbreak of the rare strain on campus. we always update those five things to know, be sure to go to for the latest. >>> for what you need to know about the weather, indra is taking a look at that. it is causing havoc if you're traveling. >> in the bronx a 20-car pile-up when you see the dangerous sleet, snow and ice moving into the area. it's n
to researchers and government health officials marking world aids day. >> president obama said $100 million will be redirected to a national institute of health project to fight aids. he also said that starting next month, under the health reform law, h.i.v. positive americans cannot be denied insurance coverage. >> it is decision day for detroit. in a few hours, a federal judge is expected to rule whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy protection. it's the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in u.s. history. we are joined from detroit. this isn't just about detroit's finances, this could hit some long time residents hard, this bankruptcy. >> good morning. yes, that's right. there are a lot of retirees who worked for the city at some point who are on edge this morning. i have talked to legal analysts and they all strongly believe that the judge in this case is going to approve this bankruptcy. is a mentioned, the retirees are on edge and that's because at this point, they have so much to lose. >> bankruptcy is a term that none of us ever wanted to get to this point. >> facing a stagger
snarled rush hour traffic in boston this morning. it broke out in a south boston building under renovation. firefighters were able to keep the flames from jumping to other buildings. there were no reports of any injuries. >>> with the enrollment deadline three weeks away president obama is launching a new push to get americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>
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